James H. Crawford lists his father being born in Tennessee and his mother being born in Virginia. I believe he was related to Alfred Dick Crawford, the son of Abram R. Crawford. James married the adopted daughter of Alfred, Nancy Elizabeth Beard. I don't find much information on Abram R. Crawford, born 1797 in Iredell Co., NC. He and his family moved to Tennessee when he was about 6 years old. Abram finally settled in Limestone Co., AL where in died in 1883. I think James H. Crawford may be the son of one of Abram's brothers.